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2017 Current Classes and Workshops Schedule

BeadFest Philadelphia 2017
The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, Pa. • August 16 – 20, 2017

One Hour Rings • Wed., August 16, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Hammer-Formed Botanicals • Thurs., August 17, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Rotary Tool Intensive Two: Advanced Techniques • Thurs., Aug. 17, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
No-Torch Captures and Connections • Fri., Aug. 18, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Bead and Button Jewelry • Fri. Aug 18, 5:30 pm- 8:30 pm
Beachcomber’s Bonanza • Sat., Aug. 19, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Color on Metal • Sat. Aug. 19, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Rotary Tool Intensive One: Dremels Only!! • Sun., Aug. 20, 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Sign Up here: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/index.php?eventid=235944&tabid=524453

The Alchemists Picnic
Touchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington, PA. •  June 2 – 4, 2017
Presentation: Magazine Publishing and Social Media for Metalsmiths
How to maintain the “Holy Trinity” of social media and use these tools to build an audience, promote your work, and keep the world updated and interested in you.
Sign Up here: http://www.touchstonecrafts.org/Hammer-In-&-Alchemist-Picnic

J.O.G.S. Gem and Jewelry Show, Tucson, Arizona
Half and Full-day workshops sponsored by JewelryTools.com in Tucson Arizona.
Cold-Connected Multi Metal Bracelet • Jan. 30, 10:30 am- 6:00 pm
Hammer Formed Botanical Pendant • Jan. 31, 10:30 am- 2:00 pm
Color on Metal • Jan. 31, 2:30 am- 6:00 pm
Class discount codes:
Buy 1 class, get $20 off: HD20
Buy 3 classes, get $75 off: HD75
Buy 6 classes, get $175 off: HD175
Sign Up here:
http://www.jewelrytools.com/classes/helen

To Bead True Blue Show, Tucson Arizona
Half and Full-day workshops sponsored by Garan Beadagio in Tucson Arizona.
Bead and Button Jewelry • Feb. 1, 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Bead and Button Jewelry •
Feb. 2, 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Color on Metal •
Feb. 2, 9:00 am- 1:00 pm
Color on Metal •
Feb. 3, 2:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Urban Conchos •
Feb. 3, 9:00 am- 1:00 pm
Sign Up here:
 http://www.tobeadtrueblue.com/workshop_list.php?keyword=Helen+Driggs&Submit=Search+Workshop+List+%C2%BB

Haddon Twp. Adult School, Westmont, NJ
Artisan Jewelry Making – Level One 8 weeks;  7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Thursday Feb. 9- Thursday March 30

Class descriptions here

PAST WORKSHOPS

2016

August 2016 BeadFest Summer, Oaks, Pa. • August 17-21, 2016
Beginning Lapidary: Create Your First Cabochon • Wed., August 17, 2016, 8:30 pm – 4:00 pm
No-Torch Captures and Connections • Thurs., August 18, 2016, 8:30 am -4:00 pm
Rotary Tool Intensive One: Dremels Only!! • Thurs., Aug. 18, 2016, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Textures and Patinas Boot Camp • Friday, Aug. 19 2016, 8:30 am-4:00 pm
Rotary Tool Intensive Two: Advanced Techniques • Friday, August 19, 2016, 5:30 pm –8:00 pm

April 2016 BeadFest Spring, Oaks, Pa. • April 7-10, 2016
Metals 101: Jewelry Making Tools & Techniques for Beginners • Thursday and Friday, April 7 and 8, 2016 • 8:30 am -4:00 pm both days
Beginning Lapidary: Create Your First Cabochon • Saturday, April 9,2016, 8:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Urban Conchos • Sunday, April 10, 2016, 8:30 am -4:00 pm

J.O.G.S. Gem and Jewelry Show, Tucson, Arizona
Half and Full-day workshops sponsored by JewelryTools.com in Tucson Arizona.
Button Box Pendants • Feb.4, 2016, 10:30 am- 2:00 pm
Captured by Wire • Feb.4, 2016, 2:30 pm- 6:00 pm
No-Torch Resin Rings • Feb.5, 2016, 10:30 am- 6:00 pm

Green Valley Lapidary Club, Tucson, Arizona • Feb. 6, 2016
Patinas for Copper and Brass Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

2015
Special Event •
Guest speaker on Metalsmith BenchTalk on BlogTalkRadio with Jay Whaley; podcast aired Thursday, November 12th 2015 from 3pm to 4pm California – Pacific Standard Time. Click this link for show details and to listen!

BeadFest Philadelphia, Oaks, Pa. • August 19-23, 2015
Metals 101: Tools and Techniques for Beginners • Aug. 19 & 20, 2015, 8:30 pm-4:00 pm
Beginning Lapidary: Create Your First Cabochon • Friday, August 21, 2015, 8:30 pm-4:00 pm
Rotary Tool Intensive One: Dremels Only!! • Sat., August 22, 2015, 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Rotary Tool Intensive One: Flex Shafts Only!! • Sat., August 22, 2015, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rotary Tool Intensive Two: Advanced Techniques • Sat., August 22, 2015, 5:30 pm –8:00 pm

Cheltenham Center for the ArtsJuly 25, 2015
Cold Connection Boot Camp • 10:00 am- 5:00 pm • Sponsored by Pennsylvania Society of Goldsmiths.

BeadFest Spring, Oaks, Pa. • April 9-12, 2015
Beginning Lapidary: Create Your First Cabochon • Sat., April 11, 2015, 8:30 pm-4:00 pm
Rotary Tool Intensive One: Dremels Only!! • Sun., April 12, 2015, 8:30 am – 11:30 am


2014
Rio Grande Winter Workshops
Cold Connection Boot Camp • Jan. 26 or 27; 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Enamels Guild North East Chapter Annual Conference
Cold Connection Boot Camp •
March 22, 2014; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

BeadFest Spring, Oaks, Pa. • April 10-13, 2014
Rotary Tool Intensive One: Dremels Only!! • April 10, 8:30 am-11:30 am
Rotary Tool Intensive One: Flex Shaft Only!! • April 10, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Rotary Intensive 2: Advanced Techniques • April 11, 8:30 am-12:30 pm
Textures and Patinas Boot Camp • April 12, 8:30 am-4:00 pm
Cold Connection Boot Camp • April 13, 2014, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

BeadFest Philadelphia, Oaks, Pa. • August 20-24, 2014
Cold Connection Boot Camp • August 20, 2014, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Textures and Patinas Boot Camp • August 21, 2014, 8:30 am-4:00 pm
Rotary Tool Intensive One: Dremels Only!! • August 22, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Rotary Tool Intensive One: Flex Shaft Only!! • August 22, 5:30 pm-8:30 pm
Rotary Tool Intensive 2: Advanced Techniques • August 23, 8:30 am-12:30 pm


2013
JOGS International Show, Tucson, Az • Feb 11-12, 2013
Riveted Flower Pendants • Feb 11, 10:30 am-2:00 pm
Layered Heart Pendants • Feb 11, 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Circle Earrings • Feb 12, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm 

BeadFest Spring, Oaks, Pa. • April 11-14, 2013
Textures and Patinas Boot Camp • April 11, 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Spoons and Shards Necklaces • April 12, 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Rotary Tools Demystified • April 13, 6:00-9:00 pm

BeadFest Philadelphia, Oaks, Pa. • August 22-23, 2013
Rotary Tools Demystified • 2 Dates: Aug. 22 and Aug. 23, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

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